Faye Emerson

Place of birth:
Elizabeth, Louisana, USA:
Faye Margaret Emerson was an American film and stage actress, and television interviewer who gained fame as a film actress in the 1940s, before transitioning to television in the 1950s, hosting her own talk show. Born in Louisiana, Emerson spent the majority of her early life in San Diego, California. She became interested in theater while attending San Diego State College, and subsequently pursued an acting career, appearing in stock theater in California. She subsequently signed a contract Warner Bros., and began appearing in their films in 1941. She starred in several films noir, including Lady Gangster, and Howard Hawks's war film Air Force. In 1944, she played one of her more memorable roles as Zachary Scott's former lover in The Mask of Dimitrios. From 1944 to 1950, she was married to Colonel Elliott Roosevelt, son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1949, Emerson began hosting The Faye Emerson Show, a late-night talk show series. She went on to become a prolific television interviewer, which earned her the nickname "The First Lady of Television". Throughout the 1950s, she also appeared in numerous Broadway stage productions. Emerson formally retired from show business in 1963, and retired to Europe. She resided there until 1983, when she died of stomach cancer in DeiĆ , Spain, aged 65. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Emerson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Her star is located at 6529 Hollywood Blvd.


Main Street to Broadway (1953)
as Herself
Guilty Bystander (1950)
as Georgia
Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
as Toni Blackburn
Her Kind of Man (1946)
as Ruby Marino
Danger Signal (1945)
as Hilda Fenchurch
Hotel Berlin (1945)
as Tillie Weiler
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
as Herself
The Very Thought of You (1944)
as Cora 'Cuddles' Colton
Crime by Night (1944)
as Ann Marlow
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
as Irana Preveza
Between Two Worlds (1944)
as Maxine Russell
Uncertain Glory (1944)
as Louise
In Our Time (1944)
as Friend of Count Stephan in Nightclub (uncredited)
Destination Tokyo (1943)
as Mrs. Cassidy
The Desert Song (1943)
as Hajy
Food and Magic (1943)
Find the Blackmailer (1943)
as Mona Vance
Women at War (1943)
as Anastasia 'Stormy' Hart
Air Force (1943)
as Susan McMartin
The Hard Way (1943)
as Ice Cream Parlor Waitress
Secret Enemies (1942)
as Paula Fengler
Juke Girl (1942)
as Violet 'Murph' Murphy
Murder in the Big House (1942)
as Gladys Wayne
Lady Gangster (1942)
as Dorothy Burton
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
as Peg
At the Stroke of Twelve (1941)
as Miss LaMond
Blues in the Night (1941)
as Dr. Morse's Nurse (uncredited)
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
as Rose Chadwick
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
as Martha Adams
The Nurse's Secret (1941)
as Miss Hill

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